Past Online Events

As part of its mission to public outreach and education about ancient Egypt, the IEAA sponsors online events. This page has permanent links to online content from past events. 


Picture of Erin Peters

"Dendur in the Dodekaschoinos, Towards a Stratigraphy of Stories."

Eighteenth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture

Dr. Erin Peters

Premier: October 28, 2021

Permanent Link: https://youtu.be/t_rFaAIav_w

Erin Peters, PhD, is Director of the Boyden Gallery and Collection and Lecturer in Museum Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Dr. Peters received her PhD in art history at the University of Iowa, MA in museum professions from Seton Hall University, and her MA in art history with a concentration in Egyptian art and archaeology from the University of Memphis.

Dr. Peters' lecture elucidates how the design and decoration of the iconic temple of Dendur now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, contributed to its functional and dynamic use as a cult center. The temple was originally located at the southernmost border of Roman Egypt in a regional, ritual landscape called the Dodekaschoinos or “Land of the ‘Greek’ Twelve Miles” that included the temple of Isis at Philae and was home to a multiplicity of people and practices that defied classification into strict categories such as Egyptian, Greek, Nubian, or Roman. Peters guided the multidisciplinary “Color the Temple” project to use colorized light to bring color back to the Dendur Temple and is a three-time Project Director awardee from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Picture of Tom Hardwick"Something Old, Something New: Uses and Abuses of Egyptian Statues."

Seventeenth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture

Tom Hardwick

Premiere: April 15, 2021

Permanent Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7zU5FhqQCk

"Something Old, Something New: Uses and Abuses of Egyptian Statues" by Tom Hardwick, Consulting Curator of Egyptology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas. Hardwick studied Egyptology at the University of Oxford and served as Keeper of Egyptology at the Bolton Museum in the UK, as a researcher in the Wilbour Library of Egyptology in the Brooklyn Museum, and as an Egyptologist in the Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo. He is a specialist in Egyptian art, the history of collecting, and in the forgery of works of art. In his presentation, Mr. Hardwick shows various ways in which Pharaonic statues were made and then changed from the New Kingdom to the 21st Century. He also discusses the methods and motives behind these changes.


Ray Johnson checking artist's drawing"Tutankhamun's Life, Death, and Afterlife: New Evidence from Thebes." 

Fifteenth Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture

W. Raymond Johnson, Ph.D.

Premiere: November 6, 2020

Permanent Link: https://youtu.be/JuHCL88qpFw

"Tutankhamun's Life, Death, and Afterlife: New Evidence from Thebes" by Dr. W. Raymond Johnson, Director of the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and an internationally known and respected Egyptologist. In recent years, new archaeological material has emerged that sheds light on the significance of Tutankhamun's reign and enriches our knowledge of his life, the luxurious court in which he lived, his extraordinary building activities, and the circumstances of his death. In his presentation, entitled "Tutankhamun's Life, Death, and Afterlife: New Evidence from Thebes," Dr. Johnson will examine some of these new discoveries from Thebes and share stories with us about that golden moment in Egyptian history.



Picture of Kevin Johnson"Gathering the Pieces: An Iconographic Analysis and Virtual Reconstruction of a New Kingdom Non-Royal Sarcophagus."

Fourth Annual IEAA Alumnae/Alumni Lecture

Kevin Johnson, Ph.D.

Premiere: October 23, 2020

Permanent Link: https://youtu.be/wklEvy7eiDk

"Gathering the Pieces: An Iconographic Analysis and Virtual Reconstruction of a New Kingdom Non-Royal Sarcophagus" by Dr. Kevin Johnson, Chair of the History, Global & Political Studies Department and Associate Professor of History at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Dr. Johnson received his PhD from the Department of History at the University of Memphis in 2012 and his MA in Art History, Egyptian Art and Archaeology concentration, from the same institution. Dr. Johnson will update us on his research piecing together the scattered fragments of the impressive limestone sarcophagus of Menna, mayor of Herakleopolis Magna (ancient Nen-neswt, also Hut-nen-neswt) in the New Kingdom. Two of the panels from this coffin are in the Egyptian collection of the University of Memphis.